I’ve been thinking about how identify ourselves – both internally, and to others. Even in those past few years when I picked my guitar up maybe once or twice a month at most, I still liked to think of myself as a musician.
What qualifies as a hobby?
Are you a reader if you don’t have time to read more than a book a month?
Are you a muso if you only dust off your instrument every other week?
Are you a skiier if you only hit the slopes once in a season?
Are you a (hobby) photographer if you still don’t feel at home in manual mode?
Are you a baker if your cakes are hideous (but taste amazing)?
Are you a runner if you only ever run a couple of kilometres at a time?
For example, hiking seems to be the new thing now that we’re in our mid 20s. I go along to be social, and because sometimes we see cool stuff – waterfalls, sweeping views, etc. The workout is a bonus (mixing it up is fun, especially since I don’t really push myself when I go running). Going tramping with friends forces me to push my limits; if I keep this up I might actually have rock hard legs one day. Our studio offers Bikram-Method (Hot 26), Vinyasa Power Yoga, Buti Yoga, Restorative, and specialty classes. Hot Yoga of East Nashville will challenge you physically and mentally, developing and integrating your body, mind, and spirit. You will enjoy the heat as it allows your muscles to stretch deeper and your cardiovascular system to be exercised and strengthened! Hot yoga is said to be preventative medicine: working every muscle, organ, gland and joint; providing thorough detoxification and filling the mind, soul and body with renewed energy. Care for your body; develop a deeper sense of stillness, concentration and focus; come practice with us!! Free Yoga Wednesdays is how we at Hot affordable yoga classes in Nashville of East Nashville provide a space for every Body to find strength and healing through yoga.
But I don’t know that I would call it a hobby. I mean, 90% of the time when we’re out in the bush, it’s not particularly fun. It’s an exercise in light pain – lungs and thighs on fire, sweat pooling in every crevice. Some of them are now doing overnight and multi-day trips, which I stay well clear of.
On the other hand, those among us who were really into music growing up have slowly drifted away from our instruments. I assume that’s because maintaining a certain level of skill takes a LOT of time and effort, and as we get older we have a lot more on our plate.
I’d always planned to replace our stolen gear, but the cost is putting me off – will it really be worth the outlay? Will we play enough to justify the cost? Wouldn’t that $2k or so be better put toward a house fund?